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05-21-2013, 12:55 PM #1
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Xbox One second-hand games will charge a fee to play
Microsoft has confirmed that second-hand copies of Xbox One games will only be playable if the user pays a fee.
The console manufacturer confirmed this to Wired, where it strongly suggested that game installations would be mandatory. "On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play," the Redmond-based company explained.
Because of this, each disc will be tied to a single account lest consumers simply pass a disc around and have all their friends install the game, then play it without the disc. This is why the second-hand fee is being implemented.
When asked what if a person just wanted to play a game from the disc without installing it, Microsoft didn't have a response, further suggesting that playing a game without fully installing it won't even be an option.
Elsewhere, Microsoft addressed the "always-online" rumours, stating that you'll be able to play games offline. "It does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet," Microsoft confusingly stated on its official site. "We're designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection."
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05-21-2013, 01:05 PM #2
This is just bullshit. They are doing this for more money, which they have plenty of. What if somebody wants to let their little brother play a game on their xbox? "Nope, we don't care about family relations, we just want your money." Fuck modern society.